Lavender Cherry Oatmeal Bars

Welcome to the 101st post of Voila!!

I have a list of food blogs I check almost daily. One of the blogs that feels more like a museum (look, don’t touch) is Tartelette. The recipes and photos make the desserts she creates look like a work of art. And most of the recipes she creates are ones that I cannot replicate. Except…this one!

These morning breakfast bars are light, healthy and go really well with your morning tea. You may also be asking, what’s with the lavender? As this blog puts it, “lavender has a sweet, floral flavor, with lemon and citrus notes.” Plus the sweet aroma is an olfactory pleasure! I recently posted about dark chocolate kahlua truffles, well Tartelette offers a recipe for lavender truffles! I know I have a spice bottle of lavender seeds and leftover ingredients from the other truffles just waiting to be used.

lavender oatmeal bars
lavender oatmeal bars

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup oats
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1 tsp edible lavender buds
1 egg
1/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 handfuls dried cherries
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
1. In a large bowl combine the flour, oats, almonds and lavender and set aside.
2. In a smaller bowl whisk together the egg, yogurt, honey and vanilla extract.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Add cinnamon and cherries, stir together with a large spoon or your hands until the dough comes together.
4. Place the dough on the parchment paper. Flatten dough into 1/4 inch thick rectangle shape. Cut with a knife into 9-10 pieces and bake for 10-12 minutes. (Don’t overbake, otherwise you’ll have rockhard oatmeal bars.) Let cool and break the squares apart.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. julia freifeld says:

    :)))))))))) It’s wonderful to see you & James on video again..I love hearing your comments after the first bite, as well as the chat w/ “us” (your audience ) while you cook!

  2. susan gardner says:

    Hi Emily, I will try these. By the way, I LOVE your haircut!!! Thanks again for having Mike and Blair for a visit. Blair had a GREAT time. She enjoys the time she gets to spend with you and James.

    Have a good week – keep the blog going – I sure do enjoy viewing it. I’m still going to try the salmon also.


  3. Emily says:

    Mom – Hey thanks! Yeah the new schedule makes it hard to do videos – maybe they can happen more on the weekend1 We’ll see!

    Susan – Hey thanks! I cut it all off after the wedding and before the honeymoon! It’s so easy, I love it! Thanks for always reading and commenting – have a great day!

  4. Deborah Kotecki says:

    Oh!Emily, I do love the videos! That was adorable and very good “instructionally” for the watching cooks! Loved it! Love you! and loved James’ comment on it being a healthy desert for hippies! Ha, ha! love, Milly-K

  5. Kate says:

    Sounds interesting. I can’t watch the video because I’m at work, but I’ll definitely check it out later!

  6. Tartelette says:

    You “must” see my kitchen and house…nothing museum-ish about those!! The essential bit for me also is the addition of a dried fruit like cherries or blueberries. You guys are adorable!

  7. Emily says:

    Tartelette – First, what an honor to hear from you! Although you may say your house isn’t a museum, the pastries you create are beautiful! Thanks for sharing and being so inspiring!


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